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New Numbers, and Geography, for Gay Couples

By SABRINA TAVERNISE in New Work Times The list of top cities for same-sex couples as a portion of the population does not include that traditional gay mecca, according to new census data. In fact, the city, which ranked third in 1990 and 11th in 2000, plummeted to No. 28 in 2010. And West Hollywood, once No. 1, has dropped…

Stephen Baldwin Against Gay Marriage

Stephen Baldwin, the lesser known of the Baldwin brothers, known for his recent appearance on UK’s Celebrity Big Brother and The Celebrity Apprentice in the US, has been mouthing off about homosexuality in a recent interview with The Guardian. Baldwin, brother of Alec, Daniel and Billy, is a born again Christian, with a history of drug and alcohol addiction. During…

Blaming Homophobia on Higher Powers

The Republican who took the long-standing Democratic seat previously held by Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts was ask point-blank his thoughts on repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The guy obviously is a smooth politician. He refuses to come out and say he supports the ban on gays serving openly in the military, even though his scorecard from the anti-gay Massachusetts Family…

New Jersey Said No But Portugal Says A Big Yes To Gay Marriage

New Jersey may have said no to gay marriage yesterday, but today the Portuguese Parliament, as predicted, have passed draft legislation that should see gay marriage become legal in Portugal in the first quarter of 2010. Passing easily through Parliament thanks to the majority the governing Socialist party and left-of-centre parties have,  the billwill now go to a parliamentary commission…

Marriage Equality Comes to DC!

Today, D.C.’s Council made it official and same-sex marriage is now legal in the district by a final vote of 11-2! The victory for equal rights prompted public witnesses in the Council chambers to cheer and applaud. The bill, which may be signed into law by D.C.’s mayor as early as tonight, will go before Congress for a review period…

Argentina’s First Gay Marriage Thwarted

From the NY Times: An Argentine couple’s attempt to unite in Latin America’s first gay marriage was thwarted Tuesday when city officials decided to block the wedding because of conflicting judicial rulings. Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre showed up at the Buenos Aires civil registry office despite a national judge’s ruling late Monday that overturned a city court’s…

A Slap in the Face to LGBT Couples

FOR LESBIAN, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Rhode Islanders, the law is a fickle creature. While the state does not have a “defense of marriage” act on its books, it still does not grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though, according to a decision issued by Attorney General Patrick Lynch, marriages performed out-of-state are recognized by Rhode Island. If,…

NY’s Gay Marriage Bill Faces Uncertainty

From NBC New York: Gay rights advocates have launched a final push to win support of a same-sex marriage bill in New York, as state lawmakers are slated to gather tomorrow to vote on the measure. Gov. David Paterson has called legislators to Albany for the vote — saying he believes the measure will win enough support to sign into…

Argentina, oficially gayfriendly

Lawmakers are currently working towards making Argentina the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. They would become the second country after Canada in the Americas to end marriage discrimination. A growing number of supporters in Argentine Congress began the debate last Thursday on whether or not to change the law that defines marriage as a union between a…